As we all know, there are plenty of theories circling around the origins of SZ.
One of them states that Toxoplasmosis is responsible for our condition:
Toxoplasma gondii, a bacteria, is transmitted by cats-- typically through scratches, bites, or fecal matter.
The theory postulates that humans who become infected by T. gondii and develop Toxoplasmosis are at a much higher risk of abnormal brain growth, with schizophrenia occurring as a result.
Pregnant women must be especially careful, as T. gondii can affect the fetus while in utero, going so far as to cause miscarriages.
It is believed that over 2 billion people are hosts to Toxoplasma gondii, yet a large percentage do not go on to develop schizophrenia.
- Yes, I grew up around cats
- No, I did not grow up around cats
- I might have had some contact with cats